The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to recognize CRICO, a leader in evidence-based health care risk management, as a new supporter of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2–8, 2014. Both NPSF and CRICO promote professional education exploring the underlying causes of diagnostic errors and how such errors might be prevented—a central focus of this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign.

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National Patient Safety Foundation Recognizes CRICO’s Support of Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014

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